That this pettifogging bureaucrat of a Justice Department prosecutor pursued this clear juggernaut for injustice is a strong indicator that at least one Justice Department attorney's tax payer job is superfluous. Maybe a 10% budget cut for Justice, each year, until they stop trying frivolous claims.
*** Officers found .357 magnum and .45 caliber pistols among his belongings,***
I am reminded of the shooting of Kevin Ballew about 40 years ago in DC. The police claimed he fired a shot at them.
He thought it was a home invasion, grabbed a black powder reproduction pistol and was immediatly shot by the cops. As he fell he fired one shot from his black powder pistol INTO THE WALL about 8 inches from the floor, 90 degrees away from the cops. Yet, he “fired” first?
Prosecutors have to get out of this “win at any cost” mentality.
If this was a civil case the judges would have reported the prosecutor to the bar for discipline.